The Pupil Premium is funding directed to schools to help address the inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers. Funding is used for a range of initiatives within the school specifically aimed at raising the achievement of Pupil Premium pupils and closing any attainment and achievement gaps. This year we received £305,710 in Pupil Premium funding and an additional £38,000 for the provision of a summer school targeted at disadvantaged pupils in our September 2014 intake.  By following the link on the right you can read full details of our income and expenditure in relation to the Pupil Premium along with the impact this has had on pupil outcomes.

24% of the school population of 1,320, (which excludes 6th form students), are eligible for the Pupil Premium. As a result of our success in using this funding to support disadvantaged students, St Mary’s College has been invited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to be an exemplar school for ‘closing the gap’. Below is an example of how well our students achieved in 2014:

  •     Disadvantaged students at St Mary’s College significantly outperform the non-disadvantaged group nationally in terms of Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 value added in every measured subject group (English, mathematics, Science, Humanities, Languages) as well as in terms of overall value added.